Monday, November 24, 2014

"Thankful For What ? "

Thankful for What ?
Not for the mighty world, oh, Lord, tonight,
Nations and kingdoms in their fearful might;
Let me be glad the kettle gently sings,
Let me be thankful... just for the little things.
Thankful for simple food and supper spread,
Thankful for shelter and a warm, clean bed,
For little joyful feet that gladly run
To welcome me when my day's work is done.
Thankful for friends who share my joy and mirth,
Glad for the warm, sweet fragrance of the earth,
For golden pools of sunlight on the floor,
For peace that bends above my lowly door.
For little friendly days that slip away
With only meals and bed, and work and play,
A rocking-chair and kindly shining light,
For little things... let me be glad tonight
~Edna Jaques~

Looking out the living room window, watching the smoke from the chimney mix in with the branches of the Red Oak
More color in the trees than I have seen in many years here.


Nancy said...

This is a beautiful post. Love the poem! Thank you for sharing.

aimee said...

Really liked this poem Patty! I find myself enjoying the simple things of life more and more as I get older.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
God bless, Aimee

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